29 April - Mark Rylance calls out Tory arts cuts in new Jerusalem programme
28 April - ENO Breathe improves quality of life for long Covid sufferers, trial finds
28 April - Local election candidates urged to pledge support for the arts
27 April - Michaela Hunte: 'A safe, supportive space for emerging artists to nurture their passion is so necessary'
25 April - Theatre should be concerned by the cancellation of The Family Sex Show
21 April - Let’s get messy: why UK theatre should loosen up and embrace chaos
After a tough couple of years, it’s understandable why UK theatre might crave stability. But mess can make for thrilling theatre, says Natasha Tripney – while polish and beauty have their uses, there are benefits to deviating from the norm
20 April - The RSC’s open call for directors is a potential game-changer
Late last week, something pretty amazing happened: the Royal Shakespeare Company advertised a job. But it wasn’t any job. Advertised via the OpenHire mailing list and the RSC’s website, it was an open call seeking a director to stage a Shakespeare revival at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in March 2023, which will then go on a national tour to eight partner venues.
18 April - Charity Commission investigates actors’ fund over governance
15 April - Broadway extends mask requirement through May 31, vaccination will be up to theaters
Broadway theaters will keep mask requirements for audience members through at least May 31, but will soon leave vaccination checks up to the theater owners, the Broadway League announced Friday.
13 April - Northampton's Royal and Derngate launches 'people's panel' to bring greater diversity to the stage
11 April - Eleanor Lloyd: Theatre is resilient but remains extremely fragile
Society of London Theatre president Eleanor Lloyd has warned that the theatre industry remains “extremely fragile”, as she used her address at this year’s Olivier Awards to reflect on the “total clusterfuck” that live theatre experienced during the pandemic.
11 April - Time for change: working freelance in creativity and culture
As we launch the Freelance : Futures symposium to discuss how we improve the support for and position of individuals working in creativity and culture, our Chief Executive Darren Henley explains why the time is now and the role we all have to play in bringing about change.
11 April - Theatre is facing a perfect storm – weathering it will take artistic and financial vision
11 April - Liz Carr calls for theatres to host facemask-only performances
08 April - ALRA closure 'traumatic', say freelancers claiming thousands in unpaid fees
Freelancers who had been engaged with ALRA have spoken of the “traumatic” impact of the drama school’s closure, while two former permanent staff members have claimed they were told to “keep recruiting” despite raising concerns about the school’s finances with senior management.
07 April - Groundbreaking principles established for digital broadcast of stage plays
06 April - ALRA's closure is a symptom of a wider crisis in drama training
Monday’s simultaneous closure of the London and Wigan campuses of the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts came as a shock. Students and staff were blindsided by the announcement and are now left with an anxious few weeks, even months, scrambling to secure places and jobs at other institutions.
06 April - Andrew Lloyd Webber’s company suffered £28.1m losses in 2021, accounts reveal
04 April - Ticketing experts: Theatre is recovering 'remarkably quickly', but audiences are still cautious
Ticketing and audience experts David Brownlee, David Reece and Oliver Mantell presented their findings at The Stage’s Future of Theatre conference, saying the UK is leading the way in terms of recovery, but attitudes to theatre attendance are still complex when it comes to assessing risk
04 April - We should follow Italy’s example and give everyone turning 18 a £500 culture bonus
04 April - Michelle Dickson and Neil Darlison: 'Theatres that embedded themselves in their communities during the pandemic have come out stronger'
Arts Council England has warned that if it is not able to redistribute £8 million worth of funding out of London by encouraging National Portfolio Organisations to relocate, it will have to make further cuts to the capital.
04 April - ALRA closure: Rose Bruford offers places to all students
04 April - Students saved after ALRA drama school closes suddenly
04 April - ALRA: Students left heartbroken as drama school closes down without warning
Students at a London drama school that trained stars including Miranda Hart and Denise Gough say they are “heartbroken” after it closed down saying it was no longer “financially viable”.
04 April - Mask and vaccines required on Broadway through April 30, League says
Broadway theaters will continue to require proof of vaccination and masks for theatergoers through April 30, 2022.
The Broadway League delayed making any decisions on future protocols until April 15.
01 April - Phantom brought from China to tour Europe because of Brexit costs
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre company has brought a production of The Phantom of the Opera from China to tour Europe because Brexit had made it too complicated and expensive for the British production to do so, MPs have been told.